Enabling Innovation - Transforming the Role of the Engineer in Society 10586
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Enabling Innovation - Transforming the Role of the Engineer in Society
Networking session before and after the presentation.

Event starts at 6:30 pm. Presntation starts at 6:45 pm and last for about an hour.

Speaker: Stephen Armstrong

Bio: Stephen Armstrong began teaching at U of T in 2009 as an adjunct lecturer in the MEng ELITE programme. His flagship course “Management of Innovation” led to developing a further 4 graduate courses and one undergraduate course.

Armstrong has over 25 years of success in leading large-scale deep impact business transformation initiatives with an initial pedigree in the tier 1 aerospace and defense industry and then spreading to other industry sectors. Included are 23 large-scale enterprise-wide turnaround and strategic change assignments, in technologically complex environments.

Armstrong built his C-level leadership capability on a solid foundation as an aerospace manufacturing engineer serving a 5 year advanced aeronautical engineering technical apprenticeship at Bombardier Aerospace (Short Brothers)-Belfast. His engineering specialty was the development of manufacturing processes for advanced aerospace composite materials.

After a 6-year period in operations management specializing in computer-integrated manufacturing he changed career direction and entered the management consulting industry in 1988 with KPMG. Eventually he became principal in charge of the advanced manufacturing system practice in Canada. He founded AMGImanagement.com in 1993, which was initially a management consultancy specializing in engineering, product development and strategic operations management. The company expanded into the broad area of innovation management and in recent years has focussed on education, training, and organizational development.

He has served on many professional engineering institutions’ boards and councils as trustee, and was appointed visiting professor to the Business Psychology Centre, within in the department of Psychology at the University of Westminster, London, UK in 2012. In 2014 he launched a radio show “Innovation Nation” on CUIT FM 89.5.

The same lecture was presented at Westminster Hall next to the houses of parliament in U.K in November 2015 on a big stage with TV camera  for a capacity of 500 audience.

The presentation specialize in the history and philosophy of the reflective engineer.45 minutes presentation with Q&A afterwards
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Date & time
01/21/2016 06:30pm EST
End date & time
01/21/2016 08:30pm EST
Venue
Lower Level R1025, Rotman School of Management
Address
105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E8
Canada

Price
free

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